Owasso Public Schools has 51 positive COVID-19 cases in isolation, as of Sunday, Jan. 10 — up nine from last week — according to the district’s website.
Twenty-six school staff, 20 secondary students and five elementary students have been identified as positive carriers of the coronavirus, OPS’ web portal shows. As such, those individuals, and 435 people in close contact with them, have been quarantined.
OPS is following CDC and Tulsa County Health Department recommendations by requiring all students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 to remain in isolation for at least 10 days beginning on the date of the onset of symptoms.
Students and staff who test positive must meet all conditions of the Return to School criteria before returning to OPS buildings:
24 hours fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication
10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms
Improved respiratory symptoms
Those who have been identified as being in close contact with someone who has tested positive, whether that exposure occurred on or off of district property, must be quarantined for 14 days per the CDC and THD.